One Billion Campaign2024-04-11T20:48:18-04:00
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One Billion and Counting

The One Billion and Counting campaign highlighted the success of USAID’s NTD program as it supported the delivery of the ONE BILLIONTH treatment in 2014. USAID’s then Assistant Administrator for Global Health, Dr. Ariel Pablos-Méndez, officially launched the One Billion and Counting global campaign in Haiti, on May 8, 2014, with a visit to a mass drug administration site in Saint-Louis-du-Sud. The campaign ran through October 2014. A highlight of the campaign was to recognize Unsung Heroes to honor local community volunteers.

USAID’s NTD Program started in 2006 with a small investment in five countries, and since then has grown to cover more than 30 countries. With the delivery of over 1 billion treatments as of 2014, the NTD program took a critical step in reaching vulnerable communities suffering from needless disability, childhood malnutrition, reduced school enrollment, and hindered economic productivity.

USAID's NTD Program has helped deliver 1 billion treatments to 456 million people in the world's poorest communities. women and children waiting in a line.

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